Transitional Kindergarten

TK Webpage Content

Transitional Kindergarten, or TK, is the bridge between preschool and kindergarten, giving students a strong foundation for success as they move on to elementary school. TK instruction focuses on a mix of academics and social-emotional experiences so that students are not only more prepared for math and literacy but develop important social skills and maturity for the transition into kindergarten. You can learn the importance of TK at the TKCalifornia website, published by the California Department of Education. 

In 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 130, which gradually expands access to TK over a four-year period until all four-year-old children will have the opportunity to attend. For the coming 2023-2024 school year, children must turn five years old between September 2, 2023, and April 2, 2024, to attend TK.

ABCUSD’s TK program is both challenging and fun for students, ensuring they are learning and developing to be ready for kindergarten. TK is offered at 16 of the District’s 19 elementary schools. 

Bragg Elementary

Burbank Elementary

Carver Elementary

Furgeson Elementary

Gonsalves Elementary

Hawaiian Elementary

Juarez Elementary

Kennedy Elementary 

Leal Elementary 

Melbourne Elementary

Niemes Elementary (Bilingual TK Program)

Nixon Academy

Palms Elementary

Stowers Elementary

Willow Elementary

Wittmann Elementary

All TK students will be assigned to their school of residence. School of Choice and intradistrict permits are not part of the TK program. Students from schools with no TK program will be assigned to the local elementary TK feeder school. The TK placement is for the 2023-2024 school year only.  Students will return to their school of residence for Kindergarten. 


Aloha Elementary TK-age students will be assigned to Willow ES

Cerritos Elementary TK age students will be assigned to Gonsalves ES and then Stowers 

Elliott Elementary TK age students will be assigned to Kennedy ES